Video: Jeremy Hunt answers tough questions from GPs

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt answered GP questions for 25 minutes at the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool on Thursday.

Topics covered included the manpower crisis, GP recruitment figures and unreasonable patient demand stoked by the media.

Watch the full question-and-answer session below.

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